Paul’s Biography

September 2, 2020

Hello, I am Paul Hilton; an attorney in San Diego California. I like to serve primarily the communities of Rancho Penasquitos, Poway, Scripps Ranch and Mira Mesa and the local community of Veterans, and Department of Defense civilians.

However, my practice is not geographically bound. As long as the client and the matter are in California, web technology has made it possible for me to hold consultations with clients and prospective clients from the comfort of their homes. In fact, I’ve built my practice such that it is almost entirely virtual, and I have served clients from South Bay San Diego all the way to North Bay San Francisco.

I got into law later in life after serving a career as Marine Corps Officer and then a decade as a Federal employee for the US Navy. Over those years, I agonized with many families and seen many relationships torn apart when a loved one died or became incapacitated. And as a Retired Marine, I saw first-hand the turmoil that families suffered when loved ones had to rapidly deploy, lost mental capacity due to injury or medical emergency, or were killed in combat. In my personal life, I have lost both of parents, my mother passing from Cancer at the young age of 54, when I was just 17.

Now, I’m the grandfather of four grandsons and a fifth grandchild on the way.

My life experience gives me a passion to help people prepare their affairs before tragic events happen. I help clients to arrange their affairs according to their wishes and to maximize the support their loved ones will receive while minimizing the turmoil when a transition is necessary.

I do estate planning. I help clients prepare for their eventual and inevitable death, and for their likely periods of incapacity. I prepare the Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney and Health information authorizations to name a few.

Most importantly and in combination with these other legal documents, I prepare the Revocable Living Trust for individuals and married couples.

After we have prepared these documents together, you can rest easier and reassured that your estate will pass on to your beneficiaries without unnecessary turmoil, and your loved ones will be able to truly enjoy the legacy that you have left them.